After Effects Short Cuts

Top-AE-Keyboard-Short-Cuts

Time Savers = Hot Keys.

Creating New…

  • Project Option + ⌘ + N
  • Composition ⌘ + N
  • Comps from Layers ⌘ + Shift + C:
  • Composition Settings ⌘ + K

Tools

  • V (Selection Tool)
  • A (Direct Selection Tool)
  • ⌘5 (Effects & Presets Panel)

Moving Layers

  • [ (moves your layer to the Left)
  • ] (moves your layer to the Right)
  • Opt + [ (Trims to the Left of the time indicator )
  • Opt + ] (Trims to the Right of the time indicator)

Frames Movement

  • Shift (Up Arrow): 10 Frames Forward
  • ⌘ + (Left Arrow): 1 Frame Back
  • + (Right Arrow): 1 Frame Forward

Selecting Layers

  • ⌘ + Up

Work Area Trimming

  • B: Starting Point
  • N: Ending Point

Quick Search In Timeline

  • ⌘ + F: Timeline Search Box

Opening and Closing Layers

  • E + E : To See Expressions
  • U: Show Key Frames